Pupils at The Lanes Primary School on Cator Lane in Beeston have raised over £6,000 for the installation of two new defibrillators on the school sites.
The campaign was led by the Year 6 ambassadors, who raised much of the money themselves as well as arranging fundraising events over the school year. Pupils were able to take part in various fun events such as toy sales and sponsored exercise.
The ambassadors had fun creating a multimedia campaign to educate the school community about the importance of defibrillators and to get everyone on board with fundraising. “We deliberately chose sporting activities to highlight the importance of exercise as well as to raise money,” explained Holly Chambers, Year 6 pupil and ambassador.
The children were inspired to install the defibrillators following the death from a heart attack of a Nottingham boy whilst playing football. “We are incredibly proud of the teamwork showed by the entire school in raising money for this brilliant cause,” said ambassador Joshua Kite, 11. “Thanks to all the school, one day we might actually save someone’s life,” added fellow ambassador Evie Phillips, 11.
Mrs Revill, Head teacher of The Lanes Primary School said, ‘I am so proud of this group of children. They have represented the school so well and with such enthusiasm and commitment. It has been a real privilege to be a part of their school life and I am amazed at how much money they raised with this campaign.’